OceanFirst Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to JFS

Posted on October 27, 2021

(L-R) JFS Volunteer Marla Rosenthol; OceanFirst Foundation Executive Director Katherine Durante; JFS CEO Andrea Steinberg; OceanFirst Bank Mortgage Loan Officer John Gligor, Jr.

OceanFirst Foundation continues its ardent support of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties by presenting a $10,000 grant to benefit The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, a membership program which provides a multitude of concierge, professional and volunteer services, and socialization for residents over the age of 50.

“OceanFirst has been a steadfast supporter of JFS, and in particular, The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, for many years. With their partnership, we are able to continue to meet the demands associated with this vital program. This year, as well as 2020, JFS continues to receive an influx of requests, especially for the Shop at Home and Kosher Meals on Wheels programs, from older adults in our community,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore strives to enhance the quality of life, and make certain older adults are well-tended to, especially during this unprecedented time. With nearly 200 members, including 25 Holocaust Survivors in the region, the Village provides care coordination, transportation, grocery shopping and delivery, and friendly phone check-ins as well as monthly virtual programs including Memoir Writing, Bingo, Coffee Klatch and Trivia Game Day.

“Helping to connect our neighbors who may be experiencing isolation to community based programs that can assist is vital. Thanks to programs like The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, we know that adults will continue to receive essential services and socialization to enhance their quality of life and maintain an independent lifestyle,” said Katherine Durante, Executive Director, OceanFirst Foundation.

For more information on The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, contact Village Community Specialist Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org or visit jfsvillagebytheshore.org.